Positive Connections Play Vital Role in Building Safe, Stable, Nurturing Environments for North Carolina’s Children

Positive Connections Play Vital Role in Building Safe, Stable, Nurturing Environments for North Carolina’s Children

Date: March 31, 2021 Published by: NC Department of Health & Human Services and Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina Highlighting the importance of healthy, caring connections and the presence of protective factors in families and communities, Governor Roy Cooper declared April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in North Carolina. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) are recognizing the role all North Carolinians play in building caring connections, supportive environments and positive experiences for all children and families during Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. “April is a time to for North Carolina community...
GOVERNOR COOPER PROCLAIMS APRIL 2021 CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

GOVERNOR COOPER PROCLAIMS APRIL 2021 CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

Date published: March 25, 2021 April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time for communities to come together to build caring connections, supportive environments, and positive experiences for all children. We know child maltreatment is a preventable problem. All adults play a role in building the safe, stable, nurturing homes and environments needed for the healthy development of our future generation of parents, leaders, and community member. North Carolina’s future prosperity depends on it. Learn how you can be a connection for NC children and families during Child Abuse Prevention Month this April! Read the signed proclamation.
Governor Cooper Proclaims February Parenting Education Month

Governor Cooper Proclaims February Parenting Education Month

Young children and families are facing unprecedented stress during the pandemic. Early childhood home visiting and parenting education (HVPE) provide critical supports to help address these challenges. That's why we're excited to share that North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed February Parenting Education Awareness Month. Parenting education can be delivered in a home setting (home visiting) or group setting (parenting education groups). Evidence-based parenting education, whether delivered in the home or in a group setting, has been shown to prevent child abuse and neglect before it ever occurs. Evidenced-based programs build parents’ resilience, offer support and social connections, and increase...
An Open Letter to Our Valued Partners

An Open Letter to Our Valued Partners

Posted: November 2, 2020 Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) makes prevention a priority for NC and our staff, and we pride ourselves on modeling a family-friendly work culture. As we continue to anticipate working virtually through most, if not all, of this fiscal year, we want to let our partners know our intention to practice flexibility with our team. It’s always hard to balance work, family and other life stressors, but during this pandemic, it takes that to a new level of stress. We acknowledge that this is low-grade, persistent trauma for many, and it is not buffered with...
PREVENT CHILD ABUSE NC ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL “5 FACTORS 5K WALK & RUN” 

PREVENT CHILD ABUSE NC ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL “5 FACTORS 5K WALK & RUN” 

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) presents a week-long, virtual “5 Factors 5K Walk & Run” from October 24 through October 31, 2020. Proceeds from the event will help PCANC invest in innovative programs proven to prevent child maltreatment before it occurs. The race showcases the five Protective Factors — Parental Resilience, Social and Emotional Competence of Children, Parental Knowledge of Child Development and Parenting Skills, Concrete Support for Parents, and Social Connections — which, when present in families and communities increase the health and well-being of children. Now more than ever, families need to be motivated, engaged, supported, and connected to their communities....
PREVENT CHILD ABUSE NORTH CAROLINA ANNOUNCES BOARD OFFICERS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021

PREVENT CHILD ABUSE NORTH CAROLINA ANNOUNCES BOARD OFFICERS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021

PREVENT CHILD ABUSE NORTH CAROLINA ANNOUNCES BOARD OFFICERS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021 Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina (PCANC) announces the election of its fiscal year 2020-2021 executive officers: Jed Hysong, board chair; Barbara Morales Burke, board vice-chair; Dee McDougal, secretary; and Michael Olander, treasurer. The executive officers will lead a team of 16 statewide volunteer leaders dedicated to child well-being and family strengthening efforts across North Carolina. Jed Hysong is a CPA and Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) with over 20 years of accounting and finance experience and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the North...